Baruch men’s tennis sweeps Lehman


Denis Gostev | Baruch Athletics

Dani Heba, Sports Editor

The Baruch College Bearcats men’s tennis team capped off a single-game week by sweeping the Lehman College Lightning in the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY, on April 8.

It was a blowout the whole way through, with the Bearcats taking the doubles matches 3-0 and the singles matches 6-0, both by large margins of victory.

Christopher Tham and Nicholas Santiago led the way in the No. 1 doubles match where they dominated and won 8-1 against the Lightning’s Ioannis Vasos and Steven Forte.

The No. 3 doubles match was  similar, with Philip Dwan and Piers Seidman leading the way in an 8-1 win against the Lightning’s Kenneth Davis and Richie Maagaribi.

Jim Bauer and George Arteaga didn’t let off the gas in the No. 2 doubles match. The Bearcats swept the Lightning’s Christian Agudo and Oscar Garcia 8-0, rounding off the doubles matches between the colleges.

The singles matches showed no let up by the Bearcats, who won all six games handily.

The No. 1 singles was the closest matchup of the afternoon. Tham won the match against Forte in two sets, winning the first set 6-2 and the second 6-4.

The No. 2 singles match was the only other  matchup where the Lightning won a game. Bauer won the match against Vasos in two sets, winning the first 6-1 and the second by the same margin.

The No. 3 singles match saw Santiago defeat Garcia in two sets in a 6-0 sweep.

The domination continued in the No. 4 singles match with George Arteaga defeating Agudo in two sets, sweeping each 6-0.

Hudson Kaylie continued the sweep, beating Davis in two sets, 6-0 in each to win the No. 5 singles match.

The No. 6 match was similar, with Dwan beating Maagaribi in two sets, sweeping each 6-0.

Following their domination of the Lightning, the Bearcats advanced to 2-0 in the CUNY Athletic Conference and 4-3 overall on the season. The Lightning dropped to 1-3 overall and fell to 0-2 in the CUNYAC.

The Bearcats and the Brooklyn College Bulldogs remain undefeated in the CUNYAC, with the Bulldogs record of 1-0.

The two teams were supposed to play on April 7, but the game was postponed to April 13, which will be played in Brooklyn.

Along with the Bulldogs, the Bearcats are set to play SUNY Oneonta College on April 18, St. Joseph’s College -Long Island on April 21 and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on April 24.